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February 16, 1962 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1962-02-16

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Judge Brennan, Hayden awl Pival
Named to Key State Chairmanships

The Hon. John V. Brennan,
retired Judge of the Circuit
Court and a member of the
board of directors of the Detroit
Round Table. has been named
as general Brotherhood Week
chairman for the State of Michi-
gan; Martin S. Hayden, editor
of the Detroit News, succeeds
Philip Slomovitz as the
Brotherhood Week press chair-
man for Michigan, and John F.
Pival, president of WXYZ, as
Brotherhood Week chairman for
radio and TV for the state.
The announcement was made
by Dr. Robert M. Frehse, execu-
tive director of the Detroit
Round Table, of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews who sponsor the "Week".
He spoke of his apprecia-
tion to these people and said:
"We are honored that these
important civic leaders have
joined with us to` give support
and emphasis to this observ-
On Jan. 24, at WXYZ Broad-
cast House, the program man-
agers from the stations partici-
pated in a workshop, under
John Pival's guidance, to
explore promotional techniques
and to develop new materials
which can be used effectively
by the media to "advertise"
Brotherhood Week. WXYZ
hosted a luncheon on Feb. 7,
for the promotion managers.
The results of the workshop
were discussed and kits of mate-
rials were given out. These kits
are developed at the New York
NCCJ office and are distributed
to all radio and TV stations in
the state. Newspaper kits have
also been developed and will

synagogues, churches, schools
and colleges hold their own ob-
servances. •
One of the teas sponsored
be sent to editors throughout by the Detroit Round Table
Women's Division will be given
the state.
by Mrs. Jerome Cavanagh,
More than 600 people at-
wife of Mayor Cavanagh, for
tended the tenth annual Bor-
women in her neighborhood;
der Cities conference on rear-
at her home, 17592 Wisconsin.
ing children of goodwill. This
As part of the program at the
event is jointly sponsored by
tea, guests will be told about
the Detroit Round Table, the
the anal Brith "Dolls for
Canadian Council of Christians
Democracy" program which
and Jews, Ontario Region,
is geared to the Brotherhood
CCCJ, and the South Oakland
Round Table, NCCJ, and co-
Brotherhood Week was first
sponsored by 43 home and proclaimed in 1934 with 300
school, PTA, civic, church and communities in the United
social agencies. This is a day- States participating. It now is
long conference concerning it- celebrated by more than 15,000
self with the ways and means communities in every section of
of rearing children who are the country. One hundred and
socially adjusted and free thirty to 140 towns and cities in
from prejudice.
Michigan will have important
Many PTA, service clubs observances. Brotherhood Week

Brotherhood Is Something YOU
Can Do for Your Country—Bristol

National Chairman,
Brotherhood Week
President Kennedy, in taking
over the helm of state, knew, as
all Presidents before him, that
no man could lead this mighty
country without the divine guid-
ance of God and the consent of
his fellow citizens.
More than consent, the Pres-
ident asked for help when he
said: ". . • (but) ask what you
can do for your country."
As Chairman for National
Brotherhood Week 1962, I am
proud to answer Mr. Kennedy's
request. I commend to your
wholehearted support the work
of the National Conference of

Christians and Jews in its aim
to overcome fear, prejudice and
bigotry among men.
Brotherhood is Democracy at
work. Brotherhood is the very
essence of our democratic heri-
tage and is rooted in all moral
and ethical laws.
We Americans, no matter what
our race, creed or national ori-
gins, can unleash a force more
powerful than any military
might: the treasurer example of
Freedom and Liberty in action.
Before it, no dictatorship can
continue to shackle the minds
of men.
Brotherhood is s o m e t
YOU can do for your c• ry.—
by believing in it and acticing
it. ,

is a period of rededication to
the principles enunciated in the
Preamble to the Declaration of
Independence, which dates back
to the Judeo-Christian concept
of the brotherhood of man
under the Fatherhood of God.
As Alfred A. May, president
of the Detroit Round Table,
explained it: ,"It has not been

set aside as the one week of
the year most suited to the
practice of brotherhood, for the
NCCJ hold that all weeks are
equally in need of that practice.
It is a time of resolution and
renewal, when the American
people draw inspiration to sus-
tain brotherhood throughout the

Inherited Differences Hinder
Common Agreement Among Men

other race, another nationality,
Editor, Detroit News;
another religion or a different
Chairman Brotherhood Week economic status may take from
Press Committee
him something that he' feels is
I wonder if the day will ever his.
come when some anthropologist,
And it is paradoxical that, as
exploring a forgotten Twentieth man's society evolves, he finds
Century America, will come added excuses for his fears. Ed-
upon a collec-
ucation produces new (and auto-
tion of long-
matically "dangerous") philoso-
lost tracts and
phies and awakens. the under-
statements on
privileged to protest against
a thing called
continued second class citizen-
ship. Technological conquest of
and be led to
distance brings the "frightening"
wonder that a
realization that peoples once too
society could
distant to worry about suddenly
have called it-
are immediate neighbors. Science
self advanced
that prolongs life and spawns
while still:-
industrialization breeds also the
finding it nec-
city where elbows bump and in
essary to propagandize against which no man can seal himself
the ignorance which breeds off from his fellow man. Pro-
gress that complicates govern-
If it happens, and, if our ment uncovers environmental
young scientist is as unbelieving and inherited differences that
as we hope he will be, it will hinder common agreement.
be because somewhere between
In short, it might be said that
our day ly man's advancement well may be
s capacity to live
e self confidence •
his nei
• r. What an
r himself against fear of wi
ould be
is neighbor who is different. irony
the human
For of course it is true that, mind suc ded in t conquest
while prejudice disguises itself of everyth else an failed in
in arr ance, it has its roots its effort t. conquer an's fear
in. ter r tha the an o an- o his fello man.

Democracy At Work


In support of the deep-rooted American principles

of good will among all faiths, of amity among

races, in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln's

admonitions—"With malice toward none; with

charity for all . . ." it is a privilege as well as an

obligation to join in the call to action for true

Brotherhood—that we should

Believe It . . . Live It . . . Support It

This is, indeed, part of our American Bill of

Rights, to which we re-dedicate ourselves anew

as we usher in the Brotherhood Week celebration

for 1962.


Courtesy Jim Berryman, Washington Evening Star.


Detroit 34




1 9 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Frid ay, February 16, 1962

Synagogues, Schools, Community Organizations
Join in Sponsoring Annual Brotherhood Week

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